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First in series of six free heart health seminars will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at UT Health Northeast

January 27, 2014

“With Every Heartbeat is Life,” the first in a series of six free seminars on how to have a healthy heart, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Hudnall Auditorium on the campus of UT Health Northeast, at the intersection of U.S. 271 and State Highway 155 in Tyler.

iStock_000015245486_Web_.heart_pulseAbout 600,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year – one out of every four deaths. The good news is that heart disease is preventable and controllable. These free, hour-long seminars are a healthy way for you to celebrate February as American Heart Month.

Topics to be covered in the seminars are:

  • Knowing your risks for heart disease
  • Acting promptly if you have heart attack symptoms
  • Increasing your physical activity
  • Aiming for a healthy weight
  • Heart healthy eating on a budget
  • Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diabetes and heart health
  • Enjoying a smoke-free life

The remaining seminars will take place on consecutive Thursdays: Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, and March 6.

The seminars are free, but registration is recommended. Reserve your place by calling (903) 877-8940 or emailing herwanea.lewis@uthct.edu.

For more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

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